Its time to clarify… the saying..” An empty mind is a devils workshop”.. This is perhaps a fake adage…that has managed to find its way through into books masquerading as a “Wise One”..

Or perhaps written by a someone who was himself  too scared of an empty mind… or was too concerned of what would the common man do…. If he discovered an empty mind…or was written by a “materialist”…

To clarify further…from 2 perspectives.. Worldly and Psychological…

The world till date has been guided by many great minds….And welcome to the world of today…

One which is in continuous motion…organised chaos… unorganised chaos…varying in degrees… from utter crudity to sophisticated and cultured arm twisting.. manipulation…Humans getting fragmented like cluster bombs….sacrificed like cattle for ideologies…

Communists vs Democrats… (Both school of thoughts are “mind-sets”..)Heaped onto minds… free of cost.. Depends on where one is born… A communist country.. A democratic country.. or any other “Type”Country…

Religious Ideologies…(My God is stronger than your God… My Orthodoxy is more orthodox than yours…)

And once minds.. having been injected with this “concoction”…”ideologies” fabricated and stitched together…. lets move onto the next level…a lower level… where “Societal Propaganda” is subtly induced…

A Comparative Societal Ideology…

“Our home needs to measure upto theirs”

“They are more rich than us”

“My child is not as intelligent as XYZ”

” I would be happy… if I get blah… blah…and more blah..

” That girl is hotter than my once hot girlfriend”

A mind induced with ideas and ideologies is akin to stepping on a treadmill…  You go with the flow… A holiday too is undertaken running on this treadmill… Quite relaxing indeed 🙂

millions of minds…billions of ideas…in agreement and disagreement…and each spinning a web…a criss-cross… to the extent that’s possible..

Well…one things certain… A “Non-Empty” mind is not Gods workshop either… it certainly cannot be… It certainly appears to fit the Devil’s though 😉

From a psychological perspective…

One is simply too scared… to let the scars surface…. as when falls into further and further into relaxation… one slips below the superficial mind…resentment…hate… jealousy… anger… all feelings venomous resurface…”All culturally suppressed…all religiously suppressed.. all societally suppressed” emotions resurge… resurface…

They have always been there… hiding behind the persona…of a happy go lucky person…hiding behind the façade that “All is well”… things are under control…

Perhaps the one who wrote this adage… encountered these feelings beneath the superficial/conscious  mind… the unconscious mind is after all something akin to a bottom less pit…and mind means thoughts… conscious.. or unconscious does not matter…

So he is perfectly correct in what he thought and perceived as an empty mind…He stopped short… and rather found his way into books of the world…

Brave is a man… who forays into the dark world of the “negative emotions”… encounters them in utter nudity… stays amidst them… attempts to understand and release them…and eventually releases himself…accepts himself… and an uplift of consciousness happens of his own accord…

Those very same energies which one was trying to repress from various corners of his mind…to stop them desperately from erupting… now thrust him.. catapult him…transform him to the higher realms of consciousness..

Energy can neither be created or destroyed… Only transformed … Physics Psychology anyone??

Can such a mind ever be a devil’s workshop?… Rather it is a totally free… truly relaxed mind… A mind soaked…floating with the “true divine”…the “true God”… “true bliss”

To sum it all up …

A Truly empty mind is Gods workshop…A non empty mind is the devils workshop.. the world we live in…

And hoping that the  “world wide web”…would now cast its web to help propagate the idiom modified to suit todays world 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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